Man Arrested After Police Standoff Involving Child In Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) – A man has been taken into custody, police say, after an armed standoff involving a child custody dispute on Detroit’s northwest side.

Detroit police say a woman went to pick up her 6-month-old son from a home on Lenore Street near 8 Mile Rd. and Telegraph, when a man allegedly set lose a dog to bite her and fired a least one shot in her direction.

As the alleged gunman, who police say was the child’s father, remained hole up in the house, a Special Response Team was called to the scene along with a negotiator.

Before 11 a.m. police had arrested the suspect without further incident. Police said the child was unharmed and no one else was injured.

The suspect’s name is being withheld pending charges

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